The Genius Series: Class of 2017-2018

The Partner Channel is honored to welcome the following students into the 2017-2018 class of marketers excel into geniuses!

The first class is scheduled for September 21, 2017, covering the topic of List Maintenance and Management. But before we set out on this exciting journey to genius, get to know this year’s students by hearing what genius they admire most…

Dale Haines

DALE HAINES, Marketing Manager at ImageTag (www.kwiktag.com)

Socrates

Because I believe as he did, you must question and examine what you know as if you know nothing in search of truth and what is right.

DAVID GERSTEN, VP of Sales and Marketing at Bond Consulting (www.bondconsultingservices.com)

Elon Musk

Because he is not only an Entrepreneur but he is also an engineer, investor, and inventor. I add the concept of Futurist too. His forward-thinking about technology advancements are to align the rest of others. Others may fail and give up. Elon Musk may fail but he never gives up. Making the world a better place for the next people is a very humbling position to be in.

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LAURIE JOHNSON, Sr. Marketing Communications Specialist at JetReports (www.jetreports.com)

Carl Sagan

Because he brought honest, scientific answers to complex questions. More importantly, he found a way to communicate and connect with people and by doing so, was able to challenge preexisting thoughts and beliefs through factual data. He wasn’t afraid to admit what he didn’t know and remained curious and open to the world around him all while sharing his knowledge. Sagan said in his last interview that “Science is more than a body of knowledge. It’s a way of thinking, a way of skeptically interrogating the universe with a fine understanding of human fallibility.” I hope that after attending this course I can share my newly found knowledge with anyone who is interested.

Rod O Conner

ROD O’CONNOR, Owner at Briware Solutions (www.briwaresolutions.com)

Having built a career around ERP software, including time as a consultant, an end user, in IT, and in Accounting, Rod started Briware Solutions to help growing companies solve their business process problems by making the most of their systems and their teams.

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SHAWNA SHARMA, Marketing Manager at Qixas Group (www.qixas.com)

Steve Jobs

He was a leader and a visionary who had an idea and kept working on it despite being faced with a lot of criticism and failures. I think the drive and passion he had was admirable. He has changed the way various industries work. For example, Music, Entertainment, Telecommunications, IT. Because of his inventions, humans have transformed their behavior. The way we engage with each other, the way we communicate, the way we work and even the way we think and live.

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TARA GRANT, VP of Marketing at JetReports (www.jetreports.com)

Oprah Winfrey

Because everything she touches turns to gold and she seems to effortlessly balance humanitarianism with media magnate genius. Who doesn’t love Oprah?

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